The Naos Pendant Lamp from Alexis Facca

February 27, 2012

The Naos Pendant Lamp from Alexis Facca

The original plan for Naos came about as part of the "La Petite invite # Nuits Sonores" contemporary music Festival in Toulouse, France. Paper Donut originally designed the pendant as an interlocking paper structure. After seeing great interest in the pendant during and after the festival, Alexis Facca decided to produce the lamp on a larger scale in November of 2010. It's a great example of form meeting function.

She experimented with materials and found that flexible wood appeared to be a perfect solution in creating a durable and easy-to-assemble object. Because she usually works with paper, the new material provided a challenge in industrial design technique, requiring a higher skill-level and more complex technical constraints. After perfecting the design and construction, she is now offering the oak Naos Pendant for preorder at the Naos site.

Design, Naos, light
Design, Naos, light
Design, Naos, light
Design, Naos, light

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Ward Andrews

Hi, I'm Ward Andrews. I started in 2009, you can read about why here. Thanks for participating in the Community. I also run an interactive agency called Drawbackwards. I love basketball, electronic music and creating experiences that improve daily life. You can follow me on Twitter @wardandrews.

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